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Wildflower Hall Spa Shimla
Shimla is one of the best tourist hill stations in India, located at a height of about 8250 ft from the sea level. Thousands of people, including families and honeymoon couples arrive in this bustling town, which is also the capital city of himachal Pradesh. With winding roads and hair pin beds along the side of the hills, travellers reach the cloud covered hill station, where not only sightseeing is at its best, but the pleasures of staying in the cool climate are indescribable. To make the trips worthy of the time and money, tourists are able to choose from a variety of hotels and resorts, which dot the valley of Shimla, many of them being situated amidst picturesque settings.
Among the various locations for staying of the tourists, the Wildflower Hall by Oberoi Group of Hotels in Shimla is one of the preferred staying places, which is having the spa facilities, drawing hundreds of tourists for the pleasurable stay. Wildflower Hall is a palace or residence of Lord Kitchener, which is now converted into a hotel by the Oberoi Group, creating a luxury resort in the 22 acre spread in an area dotted by pine and cedar trees. Since the structure was built during the British era, it has lots of wood panelling and artwork, recreating the flavour of the colonial era and old world charm. The grand style in which this particular hotel has been built is reflected in the hard knotted rugs, teak floors, ornate furnishings and the beautiful decorations, which are awe inspiring. Tranquillity is provided to this beautifully structured house, by means of the backdrop of Himalayas, while the serenely organised spa facilities add to the grandeur of the Wildflower Hall. In this hotel, a stay is a time to enjoy the scenic beauty all around, with beautiful views of the mountains and valleys, outdoor Jacuzzi, overlooking the valleys, where tourists can indulge in various activities like walking leisurely along the forested regions and beautiful gardens, going for picnics and getting adventurous with white river rafting, trekking, mountain biking, billiards, ice skating and golf.
Top USP of the Wildflower Hall Spa, Shimla
When the guests arrive at Wildflower Hall Spa, Shimla, they have an option of indulging in the best spa therapies. Many people arrive here for this purpose, so that they get a relaxing and rejuvenating massage and treatment and return to their native towns after being completely impressed with the facilities. In this spa resort, the best thing for the guests is the wide range of beauty and health treatments, through the application of spa therapies and procedures, along with Oriental, Indian ayurveda and western wraps and scrubbing ingredients. To carry out these procedures, the resort has private spa pavilions, which is an attractively built location, or else the outdoor Jacuzzis and hot swimming pools are the places where guests can get a lot of these treatments.
Along with the spa therapies and yoga and meditation, tourists also can go out for a day or two and enjoy the fun of trekking, white water rafting, mountaineering activities, which stresses the body and gets the muscles working, which can be followed by a steam bath or hot water bath to open the pores of the skin, after which the signature treatments or massage therapies can be availed. Such technique of treatment brings out the best in the health of the individuals and helps in removing the toxins of the body and relaxes the mind. It is the tranquil setting of the resort in which the spa therapies are provided, which makes for the best in the Wildflower Hall Spa, Shimla.
Location and facilities in detail
Wildflower Hall Spa, Shimla is located in the majestic hotel of Wildflower Hall Hotel by Oberoi in the quaint hill station of Shimla, in the state of Himachal Pradesh, which is one of the most visited hill stations in the country. Surrounded by pine and cedar trees, the hotel is spread out on an area of 22 acres, at a distance of 13 kms from the hill station, near the village of Charabra village. From this hotel, the shimla airport is about 1.5 hours drive. Location of Wildflower Hall is upon a knoll, allowing the tourists to have a beautiful view of the valley down, which is a high point for the guests staying in different rooms in the hotel. With the Jacuzzi and heated swimming pool located outdoors, with the view of the valley, the guests have a grand time.
In the Wildflower Hall Spa, Shimla, a number of facilities are possible to be availed by the tourists. As it is, the hotel has the top of the class staying and service facilities, in line with the reputation of the Oberoi group of hotels and being in Shimla gives it a unique distinction. Most of the rooms are fitted with internet connectivity, televisions, laundry service, electronic safe deposit boxes and 24x7 concierge and butler services. Inside the hotel, there are arrangements for dinning, indoor heated swimming pools, meeting and conference rooms, banquet facilities, beauty parlour, fitness centres and above all, the spa, with a range of treatments for the guests, as per their demands.
Spa menu in Wildflower Hall Spa, Shimla, incorporates the best of Indian ayurveda and western wraps and scrubs with a huge range of choices for the guests. Most important of these therapies and the ones which are high in demand are the signature indigenous treatments. Spirit of ayurveda for a period of 2 and ½ hours is able to transform the mind and body into a relaxed ambience. Starting with a head massage and followed by inhalation therapy with essential oils is sure to give a free breathing pathway. Exfoliation of the skin with herbal powders and massage of the whole body with oils gives the necessary cleaning effect. In the end, people are subjected to a hot steam bath, which opens up the pores of the skin. Whole body massage is done with a ritual, proven over the years to be effective in stimulating the senses and the chakras in the body. Journey to Tibet is another signature treatment, where poultice massage is combined with music played in Tibetan bowls. To add a sense of romantics in the air, the Himalayan Romance brings with it, a wide range of exfoliation techniques and cleaning procedures using Indian spices and aromatic steam bath. When more than one procedures are done simultaneously, further vigour is ensured in the Synergy treatment modalities.
Massage therapies are designed on the basis of the 5 elements of the nature, air, earth, water, fire and space. In all of these techniques, there are separate ways in which the body is treated, involving the respective elements. So, in the air massage therapies, there is a combination of yoga, breathing exercises and massages. Earth element used is mud containing minerals and water therapy comprises of massage therapy using water jets. In this manner, tourists can check out the natural therapies, which they think is suitable for them.
Revitalising body treatment is another set of spa procedures, where exotic spice exfoliation, exotic spice body envelopment, healing waters and classic Hungarian body wrap are included. These ingredients have the capacity to make the body rich in antioxidants and qualities of mud from the exotic lands.
Hungarian moor mud, rose scented masks, eye therapies with cucumber, pomegranate and fig pastes, facial massage and plenty of other ingredients are part of the skin and nail care, which are provided in the Wildflower Hall Spa, Shimla.
For men exclusively, there are a number of therapies, ranging from pedicure and manicure to the exfoliating body wraps and after workout full body massages. These methods have been designed keeping the men in mind, who can also pamper themselves with the best solutions of skin care and body rejuvenation.
Special attractions in the Spa at Wildflower Hall are the ayurvedic massages, which have been derived from long years of experience with the benefits of this age old tradition. Evolved by experimentation by the sages of India, some 5000 years ago, the primary aim of ayurvedic therapies is to create a balance in the mind and soul of the individuals. It detoxifies the body and restores natural balance of energies inside. Abhayanga, Poultice massage, Marma point therapy and the evergreen process of Shirodhara, are used in the treatment processes.
Speciality baths are unique about the Oberoi spa, comprising of neem water, milk and rose, cedar and detox herbal baths, which are provided by the expert ayurveda specialists. With scrubs, massages and warm baths containing these elements, these speciality baths are of high value in terms of relaxing effects.
To enjoy every bit of the ayurveda and speciality regimens of spa therapies, guests are required to follow the spa etiquette and after consultation with a specialist, they can freshen up with a shower, adorn the garments to enter the spa and indulge in some of the best facilities provided in Wildflower Hall Spa, Shimla.
Famous in particular in the spa resort
The very aim of the spa resort in Wildflower Hall in Shimla is to allow the tourists to get rejuvenated and relaxed. Plenty of massage, exfoliation and scrub techniques are used under signature indigenous rituals, along with speciality baths, so that the guests are pampered with aromas of essential oils and heated baths. Each of the technique in the spa is provided with an eye for the details and gives the tourists refreshing time in the spa. Outdoor jaccuzi and heated swimming pool for a few people, overlooking the valley below, is a special feature. These techniques of spa experience and indigenous treatments are quite famous among the tourists, not to mention the picturesque setting in which the tourists are provided their accommodations. Apart from yoga, ayurveda and spa treatments, guests can also go out of their hotels and indulge in trekking, hiking, camping, mountaineering and sightseeing, all of which are considered to be important for people.
Since the hill station of Shimla is quite old, over the years, infrastructural development has taken place to a great extent. The hill station has airport facilities, where daily flights from Delhi are available. Even private chartered flights are there, which can be booked by the guests. From the airport, the distance to the Wildflower Hall Spa, Shimla, is covered in about 90 minutes. By road, the distance between Shimla and the resort is about 13 kms, on the Shimla – Kufri Road. From Chandigarh, there are direct buses to Shimla, which is about 124 kms away, while there are taxis and buses available directly from Delhi. Train connectivity to Shimla is through a small narrow gauge line, running from Kalka to Shimla, while in turn, the trip to Kalka can be taken up from different places like Delhi, Chandigarh, etc. A trip on these small toy trains is exalting, due to the wide range of scenic nature sights which are seen from these trains.
Famous sightseeing places
Hill station of Shimla itself is quite scenic and from the Wildflower Hall hotel, the views of the valley and the Himalayan mountains are exquisite. But, when in Shimla, one cannot stay away from The Mall, which is the primary shopping centre for the tourists. Most of the shops and offices, restaurants, clubs, bars and tourist offices are located in this road. Jakhu temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, which is located at a higher level, above the town. It has some connections to the epic of Ramayana. Reaching the Jakhu Temple is possible by a one hour walk, but tourists can also take up the four wheel drive to reach there. Chadwick Falls is about 7 kms from Shimla, which provides a spectacular view of the falls, especially during monsoon. Jakhoo Hills is the highest point in Shimla, at a height of about 2455 mts, from where the town’s view is beautiful, while one can also see the adjoining valley. At the top of this hill, there is an old hanuman temple. Christ Church is located near the library, with the distinction of being the second oldest in north India. Stained glass windows are able to create a beautiful ambience in the church, which also has a lot of frescos. Viceregal Lodge is actually a converted form of British colonial buildings belonging to Lord Dufferin, the surrounding of which is covered by gardens on three sides. State Museum and Shimla Photo Art Gallery are two important structures, which can be visited with all the time, for people who are interested to know more about the history and culture of Shimla.
Nearby tourist places
After the local Shimla trip is completed, the guests can go for a rejuvenating trekking trip, which are also very enlightening for the tourists. Trek routes with different degrees of difficulty are found in the location, from where these routes pan out in different directions. Many of these routes culminate some distance away from Shimla, while others are short distances. The nearby sightseeing places are also many, mostly because of the extension of the hill station valley. Kinnaur is a small but less known hill station in Shimla, which can have a great sightseeing interest. It is surrounded on all sides by the Himalayas and different valleys. Kullu Valley, Manali and Chail are some of the nearby places which can be visited, for their significance as hill stations. Nearby, there are also Spiti Valley, Kasauli and Dharamsala having beautiful locales, temples, lakes, reservoir, and other view points for natural sightseeing.
Menu of the spa resort
Aiming to bring about a wholesome change in the way people go for their holidays, the Wildflower Hall Spa, Shimla, in providing benefits in the minutest of details in the cuisine that is served to the guests. In consultation with the doctors and nutritionists present in the hotel, people undergoing spa and ayurveda therapies can draw up their menu list, the ones, which would be best for their health. In accordance with this, special orders can be placed in the rooms, for providing 24x7 in room dining, which the butler service gladly serves upon.
For those who are seeking to splurge on the delicacies to appease their palates, The Restaurant is one of the options present in the Wildflower Hall. It is an open air terrace with cuisine ranging from Pan-Asian to Continental dishes. While having their pick in the delicacies, guests can get charmed by the visuals of the hill station and the valley beyond, and gobble up the tasty food of different kinds.
Lutyens is decorated with old world charms, surrounded by beautiful gardens and offers the guests a private dinner and celebration.
Cavalry Bar is representing an aura of the past, reflected with artwork and wood panelling, where tourists can have the finest wines and spirits, to lift up their mood and get a special evening marked for them.